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William and Kate having a baby

Woo Hoo !   Kate is pregnant ... 3 months in fact !  Congratulations to both William and Kate.  Bet the royal kitchens are already digging out all of the old "Royal Nursery" recipes. I'll be sharing them soon !…

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Fundraising for the Junior League

I am in Knoxville Tennessee today hosting a "Tinsel and Treasure" lunch at the Knoxville Convention Center helping the Junior League fundraise. Junior League is one of the largest, most effective volunteer organizations in the world and one of my…

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Rice Pudding, With Bygone Memories

It never fails to fascinate me the power of food over emotion and how the taste of a particular dish or the smell of it cooking flashes up bygone memories. It makes me smile when I am asked to prepare…

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Chocolate Mint Cheesecake

Continuing with the theme of "gathering recipes for the holiday entertaining" here is a dessert that will blow the socks off your guests. In fact, my tip would be to double the recipe so that you have a spare one…

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A Good Muffin for the Weekend ?

You can't beat a good muffin ! I used to bake them fresh each morning at Kensington Palace for Princes' William and Harry. Williams favorite were 'Peanut Butter and Jelly' I added the chopped bacon to counter the sweetness of…

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Buckingham Palace Tomato Soup

I love this change in the weather and how it affects our eating habits. The days of rustling up a salad or light sandwich and sitting outside enjoying the warm summer days have about done for this year. Instead the…

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Princess Diana would have been furious about Harry

Princess Diana, had she been alive today would have been furious opening todays papers and reading about her son Prince Harry being redeployed to Afghanistan. Not because he is heading back to one of the most dangerous places in the…

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Missing “The Boss” after 15 Years

It's 15 years ago today that I got up for work, turned on the television and my life changed. I still remember listening to the news anchor telling the world that Princess Diana had been killed in a car crash…

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Loving Lobster

I was in Central Market, Dallas today and blown away at the sale on Lobsters. $9.99 a pound cooked and just $7.99 a pound live. (They will steam them for free while you wait) This is an amazing price !…

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